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very useful index to everything-
On the ebooks, I've downloaded a few in the different formats available, and it looks like most of them need to be read with a corresponding app on the tablet side; is there any universal conversion process that can bring it over to the reader side to take advantage of the low power consumption of the e-ink?
I've been mostly getting books from Gutenberg, and they have epub format which works fine. I haven't checked out the others, yet.
To convert you should get Calibre. Its free and works great. Runs on Mac, Linux and Windows.
From the manual/FAQ:
What formats does calibre support conversion to/from?
Calibre supports the conversion of many input formats to many output formats. It can convert every input format in the following list, to every output format.
Input Formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ
Output Formats: EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, HTMLZ, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ
What devices does calibre support?
Lots of readers..., Entourage Edge,...Lots more.
There is also support over at the MobileRead Calibre forum.
There is also an epub editor by Sigil, along with a Sigil forum on MobileRead. This editor can be used to clean up epubs after conversions. Sigil supports multiple platforms(Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows) and has 64 bit versions.
Both applications are downloadable and free but they do except donations.
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